Classes

NOTE: If a class is marked FULL, please feel free to reach out to lisapohl@concordart.org to inquire about the class waitlist!

 

Schedule

ONLINE Watercolor Introduction/Review:  Between Spontaneity and Control with Jane Goldman (FULL)

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30
10:00am to 1:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

ONLINE Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy (FULL)

THREE-WEEK CLASS
Three Mondays starting June 1, 8 and15,
9:30 am - 11 am
M: $250 / NM: $300

ONLINE Printing for Painters and the Printing Curious with ADRIA ARCH

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, June 4 - July 9
10:00am to 12:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

ONLINE Painting in the Alla Prima Style with Emily Passman (FULL)

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, June 15, 29, July 6 & July 13 (no class June 22)
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

ONLINE Color and Light - preparing for en plein air with Jill Pottle

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

ONLINE Drawing Without Fear with Kate Hanlon

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30 & July 7
Zoom starts at 3:00pm- 5pm
M: $225 / $275

ONLINE Draw & Quick Paint (Your still life setups & figures from video sources) Ron Krouk

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, June 16 - July 7
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

ONLINE Finding Shape & Color: Painting & Collage-Nancy Gruskin (FULL)

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, June 24– July 29
10:00am to 12:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

ONLINE FIVE DAY Sketching with Pen & Ink with Emily Passman (FULL)

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 20 -24
10:00am-1:00pm
M: $425 NM: $475

NEW DATES: Evening Printmaking Sampler with Kate Hanlon

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, September 14 - October 26, No class Columbus Day
6:30pm – 9:30pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

NEW DATES Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, November 3 – December
(no class on 2/18/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

Descriptions

ONLINE Watercolor Introduction/Review:  Between Spontaneity and Control with Jane Goldman (FULL)

INSTRUCTOR: Jane Goldman

SIX-WEEK CLASS 

Tuesdays, Beginning May 26 - June 30

10:00 am – 1 pm

ZOOM MEETING STARTS AT 10 am

Simple in setup, dazzling in value and color range, watercolor is the art of visualizing colored light and manipulating water and gravity. 

This class will introduce materials and approaches for beginners and experienced painters desiring a review of the fundamentals of watercolor.

We will cover materials, drawing for watercolor, techniques (washes, glazing, wet in wet, dry brush, lifting) and approaches eg. layering.

This watercolor class will meet ONLINE via ZOOM MEETING. 
Jane will send an invitation in advance of join the ZOOM meeting/class and will be there live during your three-hour online class.
On the day prior to the start of class (at 4 PM), Jane will email you a description of the week’s assignment.
At the start of class, Jane will give a brief talk and will answer questions about the assignment, and students will share works in progress. You may use the remaining class time to paint and Jane will be available for questions as they arise. Alternatively, you may leave the zoom meeting and complete the assignment during the week at your own pace.  Subsequent classes will begin with a  slide show (you will need to email your images to Jane the day before) of the student’s completed works and works in progress.

GET MATERIAL LIST HERE

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, May 26 - June 30
10:00am to 1:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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ONLINE Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting with Lisa Daria Kennedy (FULL)

Embrace the Practice: Daily Painting

MEDIUM: PAINTING

Lisa Daria Kennedy

ONLINE for 3 Mondays on Zoom 

Class to begin on Monday June 1 and run for three weeks - 9:30 - 11AM - 
Optional Studio Visits each week Fridays at noon - 

This class will embrace the painting process and the importance of daily practice as a path to improving creativity and image-making skills. Over the course of the class students will paint at least 10 panels, guided by an artist who has made over 3200 daily, consecutive paintings – so far! A combination of demos, in-class assignments and individual instruction will teach students techniques to create fresh, deliberate marks. Using acrylic or oil paint, students will discover approaches to simplify the process of painting and ways to stay inspired and motivated.

www.lisadariakennedy.com

Click HERE for Materials List!

THREE-WEEK CLASS
Three Mondays starting June 1, 8 and15,
9:30 am - 11 am
M: $250 / NM: $300

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ONLINE Printing for Painters and the Printing Curious with ADRIA ARCH

INSTRUCTOR: ADRIA ARCH

6-week class, Thursdays,

Beginning June 4, 10:00am – 12 pm

ZOOM MEETING STARTS AT 10am

Even if you've never created a print in your life, you're going to love this class. Learning a few simple printing techniques will help free your imagination and also teach you more about color mixing than you can imagine! We'll use a gel plate to make stunning, unique prints using acrylic paints. Then we'll see how these prints can be turned into amazing starts for paintings. You'll be creating at least ten to twenty prints and many great ideas about how to continue on your own with this amazingly easy process. We'll also use a few to start some paintings. 

Materials needed:

  • a Gelli Plate or similar gel pad, 8" x 11"
  • Golden OPEN acrylic tubes of paint:
  • Benzomidazilone Yellow,
  • Quinacridone Magenta,
  • Ultramarine Blue,
  • Titanium White,
  • Carbon Black

4" Soft rubber brayer, Speedball brand, spray bottle for water, pad of white drawing paper, 11" x 14", blue painter's tape or white artist tape (or other tape that doesn't tear paper when it is removed), paper towels or rags, Freezer Wrap - to use as a palette and as a surface to print on, a variety of textures like doilies, leaves, ribbon, rubber bands, commercially made stencils (www.stencilgirl.com is recommended)

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Thursdays, June 4 - July 9
10:00am to 12:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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ONLINE Painting in the Alla Prima Style with Emily Passman (FULL)

FOUR-WEEK CLASS

Mondays, June 15, June 29, July 6 and July 13. (no class on June 22)
10:00am – 1:00pm

Virtual weekly online class on Mondays starting June 8

A real-time class through Zoom video meeting and starts at 10AM.

MEDIUM:  OIL or ACRYLICS

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

This class will meet ONLINE via ZOOM MEETING.  Emily will send an invitation in advance of join the ZOOM meeting/class and she will be there live during your three hour online class.

Alla prima is the Italian word for "at one time". Adding a sense of immediacy and freshness to your painting is what we will focus on in this class using either oil or acrylic. Painting "Alla prima" allows the artist to spend more of energy "seeing" the subject, and painting the essence of it without feeling stuck on the details. In this class we will work on learning techniques that promote a looser feeling in the brushstrokes and overall mood of the pieces we create. We’ll work on a series of small drawings and color "etudes" (studies”). Emphasis will be on creating a series relating one subject, then moving to another. We will focus on landscape, interiors, tablescapes, small objects, and still lifes. The format of the class will be a combination of demos, discussions, ‘at-easel’ time, and sharing of ones work.

GET EMILY'S SUPPLY LIST HERE

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, June 15, 29, July 6 & July 13 (no class June 22)
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

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ONLINE Color and Light - preparing for en plein air with Jill Pottle

PREPARING FOR PAINTING OUTDOORS:

Focus: Color and Light En Plein Air

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Pottle

MEDIUM: Acrylic and Oils

Tuesdays on July 7, 14, 21, 28 

Virtual weekly online class on Tuesdays starting July 7

A real-time class through Zoom video meeting and starts at 10AM.

In this class we will work from photos and use these to evaluate the landscape and understand the light, color and form.  Painting outside is the ultimate experience but we are inside now!  Jill will help you learn how to design, simplify and get down a landscape within 2.5 hours at the most. When you go outside the light is changing, the wind is blowing, so you will learn what to do to make decisions to make a successful painting.   Students will learn how to simplify a tree/bushes or a series of rocks, to get ideas down fast, decisive and with confidence.  The class will also address equipment and set up on location.  Crits and historical references 

Jills Material List HERE

Jill Pottle's Website Here

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

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ONLINE Drawing Without Fear with Kate Hanlon

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays,  June 16, 23, 30 and July 7
Zoom at 3pm - 5pm

INSTRUCTOR: Kate Hanlon

MEDIUM: charcoal, graphite, pens, colored pencils, pastels, etc.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Virtual weekly online class on Tuesdays starting June 16

A real-time class through Zoom video meeting and starts at 3:00 pm 

Kate will send an invitation in advance of join the ZOOM meeting/class and he will be there live during your three-hour online class.

Every drawing is a self-portrait of its maker, a record of a temperament, mood, and response to the world that is as unique as a signature. Working where we are, for fun, and without fear, we’ll engage our sense of curiosity and explore a range of approaches to drawing as a process. Beginning with simple mark-making, we’ll progress to working from still life elements, interior and exterior views, imagination, and memory. Our focus will be less on traditional rendering, and more on intuitive, individual interpretations of our subjects. Students will be encouraged to keep a daily journal as well as complete homework assignments.

Kate will email weekly homework assignments in the form of a written assignment, a video demonstration, and a page of inspiring examples; and we will meet weekly to discuss in a supportive environment on Zoom. Class will meet online via ZOOM preferably on your computer. iPad and smartphone can also be used, but you will need to download the Zoom app. Kate will send an invitation in advance to join the ZOOM class. Instructions for using Zoom will be sent prior to the first class.

GET MATERIAL LIST HERE!

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, June 16, 23, 30 & July 7
Zoom starts at 3:00pm- 5pm
M: $225 / $275

Register

ONLINE Draw & Quick Paint (Your still life setups & figures from video sources) Ron Krouk

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, June 16 - July 7
10:00am – 1:00pm

Virtual weekly online class on Tuesdays starting June 16

A real-time class through Zoom video meeting and starts at 10AM.

MEDIUM: CHARCOAL and OIL or ACRYLICS

ALL LEVELS WELCOME
Ron Krouk
This class will meet ONLINE via ZOOM MEETING.  Ron will send an invitation in advance of join the ZOOM meeting/class and he will be there live during your three hour online class.

This class explores linkages between drawing and painting and relates it's content to examples from great artists. The drawing time is focused on three skills that directly impact painting and reward continued practice: gesture, contour, and straight lines. Through these, we will explore composition, proportion, shape, value, space, and mark-making as they apply to painting in oil or acrylic. Class painting time will go quickly and you'll be encouraged to continue after class.  The focus will always be on getting the big things right before getting seduced by detail and on observation inspired color and value relationships rather than on “effects.” The class benefits from including people at all levels of experience.

www.ronkrouk.com

Click HERE for the materials list!

FOUR-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, June 16 - July 7
10:00am – 1:00pm
M: $225 / $275

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ONLINE Finding Shape & Color: Painting & Collage-Nancy Gruskin (FULL)

NANCY GRUSKIN - ONLINE - FINDING SHAPE & COLOR:  PAINTING & COLLAGE

Medium:  Paint, Collage

Wednesdays, June 24 - July 29 (first exercise emailed to students on Wednesday, June 17)

Zoom Meetings on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Using everyday objects around your home and reproductions and photographs as source material, we will learn how to describe the world in shape and color.  Emphasis will be on finding out just how little we need to show in order to tell a story.  Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, June 17th, you will receive by email a video demonstrating the exercise for the week, along with a written description of the assignment and some supporting materials and/or a slide presentation.  You’ll have until the following Tuesday evening to complete the assignment at your own pace and on your own schedule before we “meet” as a group on Zoom on Wednesday mornings.  During our online meeting, I will share an exhibition of the work completed for that week and we will have a group discussion.  In order to participate in Zoom meetings, you must have a computer (preferred) or an iPhone, iPad or Android device.  Access to a printer is helpful, but not necessary.  Art supplies are as follows:  any type of paint in at least the three primary colors and white, paper and brushes, glue, scissors, and found or painted papers for collage.  All levels welcome.       

www.nancygruskin.com

Click HERE for materials list!

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Wednesdays, June 24– July 29
10:00am to 12:00pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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ONLINE FIVE DAY Sketching with Pen & Ink with Emily Passman (FULL)

ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Sketching with Pen & Ink

Medium: Watercolor and Ink

Instructor: Emily Passman

This workshop will take advantage of painting while still at home!  Each day, the group will paint online together and learn the art of sketching using pen and ink in combination with watercolor.  Using a quality sketchbook, the combination of ink and watercolor is inspiring and satisfying.  You will learn how to capture the essence of a still life...sitting indoors or out and let go of the pressure to be precise.  Learn different drawing techniques and approaches for measuring and improving perspective.  Whether you are sitting quietly on a bench in your garden or inside your home next to the window, the art of sketching is a great way to slow down, record an experience, and practice being in the moment.  It’s a perfect skill for artists to stay safe and make art!

Click HERE for materials list!

www.emilypassman.com

FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP
Monday – Friday, July 20 -24
10:00am-1:00pm
M: $425 NM: $475

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NEW DATES: Evening Printmaking Sampler with Kate Hanlon

Evening Printmaking Sampler

MEDIUM: PRINTMAKING

ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Kate Hanlon

The aim of this fun class is to introduce students to a variety of printmaking methods that can be used as a vehicle to express and communicate ideas in different ways. Each class will introduce a different technique: drypoint, collagraph, linocut, and monotype, and students will have an opportunity to combine methods and explore creative ink applications to achieve unique variations. Kate will show examples, both historical and contemporary, to stir imaginations. Students will become comfortable and familiar with these new techniques and with printing on our new press. (This class will include a materials fee directly paid to the instructor)

www.katehanlon.com

Click HERE for materials list!

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Mondays, September 14 - October 26, No class Columbus Day
6:30pm – 9:30pm
M: $275 / NM: $325

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NEW DATES Cyrus Whittier - Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal

Portrait Drawing from Life in Charcoal 

Medium: Charcoal and White Chalk

Instructor: Cyrus Whittier

Portrait Drawing in Charcoal, Sanguine and White Chalk

Medium: Drawing

Cyrus Whittier

FIVE WEEK CLASS

Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm

May 5 – June 2

M: $275 / NM: $325

A portrait is one of the most varied, changing, and interesting subjects in the visual arts! In this class, students will work with vine sticks, compressed charcoal, sanguine and white chalk on tinted paper and discover the luminescence, versatility, and astonishing effects that can be attained!  Through demonstrations and individual instruction, Cy will guide you step by step through the process, working from the general large shapes to the specific smaller shapes and details.  You will work with a live model to understand anatomy, proportion and facial features.  Basic drawing skills are recommended.  New and returning students are welcome. 

(This class will include a model fee paid directly to the instructor.)

www.cyruswhittier.com

Click Here to Download Supply List!

SIX-WEEK CLASS
Tuesdays, November 3 – December
(no class on 2/18/19)
10:00am–1:00pm
M: $250 / NM: $300

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